A SUMMER OF PSALMS

This portion of Scripture came to mind a few years ago when my husband and I were catching a very early flight out of Wichita.  We aren’t frequent flyers, so we’re not acquainted with all the new rules and procedures that are in place since 9/11.  I understand the need for it, but it doesn’t make me want to fly on a regular basis by any means.

For people who know the Lord, this portion of Scripture brings comfort and assurance.  I could see where some could be a little freaked out by it – but regardless of which group you’re in, you must admit…  God knows where you are – all the time.  You can’t run from Him and you certainly can’t hide from Him.

I’m thankful for God’s guidance and His strength and support, particularly as I’m getting older and my strength is not what it used to be.  I love the Lord because His way of doing things is so much more creative than any ideas I come up with…  every time!   His way is always best and He never disappoints me!  

Have you ever been trying to figure out how to resolve an issue and as you pray about it, God just reveals the perfect answer to you?  I have!  It’s a moment when you want to sing praises to Him while doing a little happy dance!  I’m so glad His hand guides me – I welcome that guidance throughout my life.  I need His wisdom, strength, and support on a daily basis!

This is so beautiful – I have to share it with you!  Speaking of doing a little happy dance:

I wish there was a way for me to move this from YouTube up to my big screen TV so I could join them and do this praise workout!  I used to find Christian workout videos here in America – but I haven’t seen any for a long time.  😦

His strength will support us!  I think there are times we doubt that, particularly when we have weak days.  So many conditions can sap us of energy, can’t they?  Regardless of how we feel, we need to know by faith that our weakness is not the end of the story.  With humility, we cry out to God, and His strength takes over…  and aren’t we thankful for it?

Lucinda Berry Hill has written a perfect poem for this Psalm:

I’m reminded of an old song by Steven Curtis Chapman.  His Strength is Perfect.  🙂

What can Christ do through you?  I don’t know, but don’t doubt that His strength is perfect when your strength is gone.  He’s amazing in our lives!  🙂

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A COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART

TL A COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART (16)

I'M LIKE A COFFEE BEAN
Of course when I think of coffee beans, I think of the You Tube video where Mr. Bean is late for work and trying to make coffee in a big hurry – it is so funny!  Go over to You Tube and watch it – it’ll make your day brighter.

Yes, yes, yes… I have a very active imagination! Guilty as charged!

Haven’t you ever learned a lesson on the spot from an inanimate object? You learn a lesson if God wants you to learn a lesson!

I was making coffee. This comes as no surprise to anyone who knows me. I scooped the beans to put in the grinder and one little bean jumped out of the scoop. He rolled around on the counter for a while then fell to the floor. He rolled around on the floor for a while – then rolled underneath the little area rug in front of the sink.

My eagle eyes followed it and as I raised the mat to pick it up, I said, “Ah ha! You thought you could run and hide, didn’t you?”

As a Christian I’ve done that, haven’t you? No, we don’t roll around and hide under carpets, but we try to run and hide, unsuccessfully. You know, the prophet Jonah thought he could run from God too. Yep, and we all know where he ended up! I don’t wanna live in the belly of the big fish, do you?  Yeah – now the song BIG FISH is running around in my mind – it’s on You Tube also – go on over and listen to it.  That’s your ear worm for the day.  You’re welcome!

No doubt about it, disobedience is not an option. Well, it shouldn’t be an option. When we make it an option, we set ourselves up for a big fish experience. It’s not pretty, but God does what He has to do to get us on the path He wants us to be on. He’s picky about what His prophets do because they are to do specific work for God.

God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline. – 2 Timothy 1:7

We just have to believe that God will give us the tools we need to do the work He wants us to do. If He gives us the tools, will He not also give us the intestinal fortitude so we can forge ahead with the job He has purposed for us? Indeed. We don’t have to be like the coffee bean that tried to escape. 🙂